Sunday, February 28, 2010

more ATC trading

I've been working on some cards to trade with jenn whom I met @ SiStv...I think I like the tattoo sparrow the best!

and a couple that are not quite finished yet...the birdcage card needs bling. the house, oh I just don't know.  hummm....In any event, happy Sunday!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

this makes it all worthwhile...

today I was struggling thru my run, hating every mile of it.  (some days are just like that!)

I had hit my turn around and was heading back in the direction of my car, and an egret lands not a foot away from me!  (not the egret in this pix, which I snitched off the internet see the copyright!  bad Linda!  however!  I wish I had my camera with me!!!)

beautiful!  my run was much better after that!

I can't remember if I ever told this story...

a different morning on a different part of this same trail, the sky is bleu, the clouds are fluffy white, the contrast of the green trees against said sky was so beautiful!  I see this gorgeous white bird lift off from the creek below the trail, slowly & effortlessly it flaps its wings and makes a huge arc passing over me.

how wonderous, how magical!!!

as I look back over my shoulder to watch it fly away, it takes this humongous dump onto the trail right where I had been!

I cracked up.  all I could think of at that point was "Everybody Poops!!!"

poop stories, heheheheh!!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

are you pondering what I'm pondering?

this photo has nothing to do w/ this post.  I just like "squirms."  he's cute tho', yeah?

Penny's making me think in music...  : .)

my 46th birthday is on Tuesday.  O.M.G!!!  I am NOT READY!  and I always ready for my b-day celebration, esp. if it involves CAKE!  and wine or other happy beverages.  and friends.  wt...!!!

where is my mojo?  I have not made anything artistically worthwhile in FOREVER!!!

should I run tomorrow, or just couch and watch movies???  (I've had 500 Days of Summer on DVD from Netflixs since December.)  what about Sunday?  I am not motivated to move right now.  oh, and its supposed to rain and maybe thunder.  I'll probably run  : .|

dinner was not satisfying.  to be honest, nothing is right now in terms of fuds.  mostly b/c of guilt.  I am really loving Premium Saltine Mini's, however.  why do mini's taste better than the original size?  case in point, miniature reeses, mini snickers, mini marshmallows, mini cupcakes...

the world will soon be tilting on its axis and all the oceans will drain into the cosmos.  my x-SIL invited me to a pot roast dinner for the b-day!  a) she remembered that was my favorite b-day meal that the x-MIL (her mom) used to make me and 3) she's NEVER offered to make me a b-day dinner b/4 and I've know her for 20 years!  its freakin' me out! I'm gonna go with it, I love pot roast! heheheh!

my sciatica is nagging me, big time & I've been doing yoga.  Dr. Steve said it was supposed to help.

I've been reading the best book.   its making me think.  really hard.  whoa.  I might be able to gather my thoughts enough after I finish and write about it.  maybe not.  jumble of emotions.

I think I said that mick jagger is rejoining aerosmith today.  I knew what I meant...steve tyler.  geez, what a dork!

looks like its shaping up to be a great weekend!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Team USA BEATS Canada 5 -3 in Olympic Ice Hockey today...
Can you say UPSET?!

1 day b/4 the 30th anniversary of
Miracle on Ice!!!

USA making history again!


On to the quarterfinals!

: .)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

how flexible is a Mesocricetus auratus?

I was hanging out with this cute face today and was invited to dinner to celebrate the brother's birthday.

while we were eating our sushi, she says to me "have you ever seen a hamster lick its penis?" utterly serious, and completely straight faced.

the parents pounced immediately and told her in no uncertain terms that was inappropriate conversation for the dinner table.

auntie (moi) of course, was laughing uncontrollably!

I didn't support the reprimand very well!

in her defense, her thoughts were on the creatures at Pet Co. next door.

and no...I haven't ; .)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

tuna, tuna, tuna, tuna!

Spent the evening volunteering at 2nd Harvest.

We packaged boxes of fuds.

So happy to not have to bag tomatos or apples this time around!
(Because inevitably there are moldy fruits, ick!)

I was in charge of tuna!

4 cans to be exact.

4 cans of tuna.

4 cans of tuna that stack so nicely together.

one, two, three, four.

Move that box of cereal over, stick that box of mac & cheese on the side, drop in the cans of tuna!



Move it! Move it!!!

The repetition was soothing!

To get as many boxes as possible packed in 2 hours was a challenge!

There was great satisfaction in finishing my task perfectly : .)

I liked it a lot.

4 cans of tuna.

One, two, three, four!

I can count to 4!!!

I'm so glad for that college education!!!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

wine & chocolate

Imagine for a moment the light sparkling off clear glass, a deep, deep blood red, and the smell of chocolate enveloping you. That was my experience tonight at the wine & chocolate tasting event. I had no idea this winery was in my neighborhood. (As I keep mentioning, I am constantly surprised at all these jewels right in my very own backyard!) Oh my. I have to say that I most enjoyed the chocolate separate from the wine, I think the reds especially tasted better with the cheese provided to cleanse your palate. Not to say that the chocolate wasn't amazing. Whoa! I want to go to more events at J. Lohr, especially the descriptor seminar, where I can learn about bouquet, various aromas, and flavors in wine. Sounds like so much fun!

I also saw Avatar today. In 3-D. If you have not seen it, go b/4 its no longer on the big screen! It made me think of the interconnectedness of life and that we all have the potential to be bigger than what we are. It was such a beautiful movie!

Should I sleep in tomorrow and blow off the gym? I'm thinking I will sleep until I awake and not worry about the alarm for once!

Happy V-day! I hope you all get chocolate!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

ok keeeds!

you asked and you get!

how do you feel about the power?!

here's your pixs!

famous cookies made from ground up hearts torn from x-lovers.

(just kidding! or not! LOL!)

related post here!

I thot the white nonpareils were such the Martha touch!

o.m.g! these are sooo gooooood!

I think I ate a half dozen!

I saw Kath @ lunch today.

she said that she had leftovers and did I want them for dinner???

I asked what she had, and she said "oh, its not very healthy.
its a Greek dish Pastitsio, with b├ęchamel sauce."

and I said, "hand it over Babe!"

ahhhh, I am sooooo spoiled!

Kath & the husband Bob are gor-met chefs!!!


happy stomach!

who needs a Valentine when you have b├ęchamel sauce!


I worked with these "older" women at a Hallmark store long ago.

they said that calzones (from Round Table Pizza) were better than sex.

now I know exactly what they meant! LOLOLOLOL!!!

I got plans for the weekend...running of course, gym workout of course, Avatar 3-D viewing, wine & chocolate tasting at J. Lohr, then Sunday, I'll most happily be hanging on my own : .)

I also have homework...sigh. and ATCs for a trade to do. laundry. sticking things on my walls...

oh, oh, oh. more than I want to think about!!!

as I mentioned yesterday, it was a tough week, so I'll close with some of the good things from this week..

1) run with Speedy!
2) chai latte from SBuxs
3) appt with Dr. Steve, soft tissue work and rock tape
4) cookies
5) gud fuds and gud friends
6) phone call from my Linda
7) getting my computer back from the repair shop
8) new running shoes on order (I got busted for wearing my current pair since July! see #3)
9) bloggy comments! love you guys! and new bloggy pal, Penny!
10) subversive X stitch, some of you should be watching your mailboxes!

I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of them at the moment! I think I need another cookie!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


its been a tough week.

worked hard @ the gym.

cycle makes me SWEAT!

need starbuxs. (aren't the new cups just too cute?!)

ok, maybe just bed.

I frosted valentines cookies for work peeps tomorrow.

they are very martha.

habe a happy Friday! : .)

Monday, February 08, 2010

guess what speedy gave me today???

: .) sweet!


I just love doritos!

& dogs.

smart ones.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Superbowl XLIV Sunday

ok, stop laughing at my post title.

we all know that I'm not even sure who's playing.


the Saints and the Colts (?)


what can I say, I'm a hockey fan!!!

at least I knew it was Superbowl Sunday!!!

* * * * *

my friend Patricia nominated me for a bloggy award and
commented I might love or hate her for it...thanks P!
hummmmm, jury's still out : .)

ok, I gotta list 7 things abt myself that people might find interesting:
  1. I have a hard time giving up on things, even if there might not be a positive outcome.
  2. I hate, hate, hate leaf blowers.
  3. Red and black are my favorite colors.
  4. I love my dark side.
  5. I love paranormal tv.
  6. I'm a perfectionist, but I'm trying to change.
  7. I haven't talked to my sister in about 3 years.
here are the rules for the nominees:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
  2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
  3. Link the person’s blog who nominated you for this award.
  4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
  5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
  6. Post a link to the 7 you nominated.
  7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.
I nominate (love me or hate me tooooooo! hee!):


Saturday, February 06, 2010

irreverent/subversive valentines

I had this great idea to make subversive x-stitched valentines this year.

(ok, there's a bit of a vampire reference!
and only a tiny amount of residual valentines bitterness...)

I thot these mini x-stitches would be cute if
they were mounted
on heart-shaped playing cards
and attached to bags of cookies.

get it???


bite me



I crack myself up!!!

I'm thinkin' its a bit too late to make about 75 and mail them,
not to mention baking enough cookies to go with.

it was fun to procrastinate and make prototypes instead of doing homework this afternoon.

don't tell my teacher : .)

Friday, February 05, 2010

the other day, I was out running with Speedy @ lunch & I asked him how I was supposed to explain to my co-workers how sweaty he made me ; .)

surely that would cause some office gossip! I've already had to field questions about "the relationship." maybe they'll figure it out now...


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

scrapbookers get a bad rap

Comment on one of my Facebook posts from my friend Siouxsie-Q...Logan is her youngest, I think he's 6 or 7.

"Logan and I saw a van covered in stickers, they were the big kind and they were all over the windows all except the front window.

Logan says, 'They must be a scrapbooker.'

I say, 'Maybe.'

Logan says, 'Scrapbookers put way too many stickers all over things.'

I thought it was pretty funny."

ohmygosh!!! hysterical!!! I'm still laughing! hee!!! : .D I can't get over the fact that a 6 year old is present enough to notice that scrapbookers use stickers!!! LOL!!!

photo from a really crappy website called breakdotcom

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

got rubber?

{yeah, yeah...I know, a swift aboutface from yesterday's post. lets move on, shall we?!}

I heart rubber stamps!

I used to be really obsessed! A thousand or so stamps & many ducats later, I rarely buy stamps anymore. Every once in awhile however, I re-visit my favorite rubber stamp companies...just to look!

Stampotique Originals - specifically Daniel Torrente & Jill Penney's stamps

Teesha Moore's Land of Odd

Invoke Arts


Leavenworth Jackson


Stampers Anonymous

I should bust out my collection and make something!


Monday, February 01, 2010


stop the madness!!!

no more thinking & talking.

its just too pathetic!!!